Stony rename costly, poorly timed

To the Editor:

The mayor’s proposal to rename Stony Island Avenue after Dr. Arthur Brazier is an obvious political move on his part, at the taxpayers expense. The cost to the city of changing all of the signage and maps will be huge, not to mention the cost and inconvenience to residents and the many, many businesses on Stony Island who will have to replace all of their collateral and printed material.

Honoring Bishop Brazier is not the issue here. Instead of changing street signs, why not use the money instead to build much-needed community centers on the South Side, and name them after Dr. Brazier? This would be a much more fitting tribute to the great man, and more in keeping with his mission and devotion to the people.

I think he would agree.

Jan Holt